The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas

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It was time for the three little wolves to go out into the world, so off they went and built themselves a splendid brick house. But they hadn't reckoned on the big bad pig who soon came along and knocked their house down.
The little wolves built a stronger house of concrete, in which they were sure to be safe. But that didn't stop the big bad pig, who made short work of it with a pneumatic drill. Even a house made of armor plates could not protect them. It was only a chance encounter with a flamingo bird that solved their dilemma in an entirely unexpected and satisfactory way.
Helen Oxenbury's enchanting watercolor illustrations, full of humorous details and visual excitement, are the perfect accompaniment to this hilarious retelling-in-reverse of the traditional tale.
 

About Eugene Trivizas

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Helen Oxenbury is the renowned illustrator of many classic picture books, including We¹re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas. Ms. Oxenbury lives with her husband, illustrator John Burningham, in North London.
 
Published January 1, 1993 by Heinemann, London. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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Never mind the other incarnations of this tale—classic, fractured, rapped; this inversion will have children giggling from the outset.

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ISBN 0-689-81528-X. PW's starred review applauded the laugh-out-loud results of this talented team's clever interpretation, calling it among the wittiest fractured fairy tales around. Ages 5-1

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ISBN 0-689-81528-X. PW's starred review applauded the laugh-out-loud results of this talented team's clever interpretation, calling it among the wittiest fractured fairy tales around. Ages 5-1

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by Helen Oxenbury, appears in a pop-up version of the 1993 tale, which, according to PW, is ""among the wittiest fractured fairy tales around."" With the pull of a tab and the turn of a wheel, readers can watch the wolves play tennis and construct their abodes, and the pig huff and puff and, when...

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A talented team ingeniously up-ends the classic tale of the three little pigs, and the laugh-out-loud results begin with the opening illustration--a mother wolf lounges in bed, her hair in curlers and her toenails freshly polished, with her three fluffy, cuddly offspring gathered round.

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